WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service”
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 118
Leader: God is our strength and salvation,
People: Therefore we will sing with great joy!
Leader: This is a day that the Lord has made,
People: Let us be glad and rejoice in it!
Leader: O give thanks to God for he is good,
People: His love will never end! Praise the name of the Lord!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 307 “God of Grace and God of Glory”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Christina Rossetti, 1830-1894
O Lord, in whom is our hope, we confess to you our sins and seek forgiveness which only you can grant. Remove far from us, we pray, empty hopes and any presumptuous confidence. Make our hearts right with your most holy and loving heart, that hoping in you, we may steadfastly do good, until that day when faith and hope shall be abolished by sight and possession, and your love shall be all in all…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Colossians 1:13,14
Through the graciousness of God we have been rescued from the power of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Friends, believe the gospel: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 10:25-37
SERMON “A Samaritan Problem” The Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “But a Samaritan while traveling came near him… and he was moved to pity.
*HYMN 722 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “Where Charity and Love Prevail” Hymn 316
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #606
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 63 “The Lord Is God”
*POSTLUDE “Postlude” Richard Lloyd
*Those who are able are invited to stand.